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Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

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David S. Ginley, David Cahen, M. Marquis, P. Tans, V. S. Arunachalam, Anshu Bharadwaj, Franklin M. Orr, Jr, Sally M. Benson, Ajay K. Gupta, Charles A. S. Hall, Lester B. Lave, Frank R. Field, III, Richard Sassoon, Fridolin Krausmann, Russell R. Chianelli, Xiomara C. Kretschmer, Stephen A. Holditch, Bryan D. Morreale, Cynthia A. Powell, David R. Luebke, James W. Bunger, C. A. Koh, E. D. Sloan, A. K. Sum, D. T. Wu, C. R. Stanek, R. W. Grimes, C. Unal, S. A. Maloy, Sara C. Scott, Siegfried S. Hecker, Matthias Englert, Michael C. Miller, Rodney C. Ewing, William J. Weber, Nathaniel J. Fisch, J. Luc Peterson, Adam Cohen, Miguel A Contreras, Satyen Deb, Reuben Collins, Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Daniel J. Friedman, Abraham Kribus, Terry M. Tritt, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang, Wenjie Xie, T. Tong, W. Akande, W. O. Soboyejo, Johannes Messinger, Dmitriy Shevela, Trent R. Northen, Jian Shi, Qing Qing, Taiying Zhang, Charles E. Wyman, Todd A. Lloyd, Boris Rybtchinski, Michael R. Wasielewski, Huub J. M. de Groot, Jiabin Han, J. William Carey, Bruce A. Robinson, Mike Robinson, Neil Kelley, Patrick Moriarty, Scott Schreck, David Simms, Alan Wright, J. Gibbs, A. A. Peseran, P. Sklad, L. D. Marlino, Robin G. Bennett, Linda A. Cadwell Stancin, William L. Carberry, Timothy F. Rahmes, Peter M. Thompson, Jeanne C. Yu, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, Mark W. Verbrugge, Dandan Zhu, Colin J. Humphreys, Ron Judkoff, Leon R. Glicksman, Ellann Cohen, Joe A. Almaguer, Ronny Neumann, Randolph Kirchain, Elisa Alonso, Corrie E. Clark, S. Massoud Amin, Anthony M. Giacomoni, Paul Denholm, M. Stanley Whittingham, Troy McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, Dax Kepshire, Shyam Kocha, Bryan Pivovar, Thomas Gennett, Christian Jooss, H. Tributsch, Michael Epstein, Stuart Licht, Jennifer A. Nekuda Malik
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  • Date Published: November 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107000230

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  • How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: • Renewable/non-renewable energy sources • Future transportation systems • Energy efficiency • Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will help enable today's scientists and educate future generations.

    • Provides engaging insights into the full range of energy options currently open to us
    • Covers the fundamental chemical, physical and materials science of, as well as the critical relationships between, the environment, energy and sustainability
    • Includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, references for further reading, and questions for discussion
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    "This book represents one of the most integrated texts on the topics of materials for energy and environmental sustainability. Written by leading experts, it represents the most comprehensive review of the state of the art for students, educators, scientists, economists, and policy makers interested in understanding the options provided by advanced materials for solving the global energy problems. [This] book helps integrate the diverse disciplines that will be needed to solve the very complex challenges."
    JOM (Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

    "[This book] is a good example of simplicity, completeness and scientific rigor … [It] should be considered as a textbook in courses dedicated to renewable energies, as well as being a very good starting point as a complete and updated reference source for anyone involved in this field."
    A. Terrasi, Università di Catania, Italy

    "Devotes … attention to the assessment of the many fundamental basic materials challenges that still exist … This text does an excellent job mapping out the many pathways that are currently under exploration."
    Science

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107000230
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 223 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.83kg
    • contains: 450 colour illus. 80 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Part I. Energy and the Environment: The Global Landscape:
    1. A primer on climate change
    2. The global energy landscape and energy security
    3. Sustainability and energy conversions
    4. Energy cost of materials: materials for thin-film photovoltaics as an example
    5. Economics of materials
    6. Global energy flows
    7. Global materials flows
    8. Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration
    Part II. Nonrenewable Energy Sources:
    9. Petroleum and natural gas
    10. Advancing coal conversion technologies: materials challenges
    11. Oil shale and tar sands
    12. Unconventional energy sources: gas hydrates
    13. Nuclear energy: current and future schemes
    14. Nuclear non-proliferation
    15. Nuclear-waste management and disposal
    16. Material requirements for controlled nuclear fusion
    Part III. Renewable Energy Sources:
    17. Solar energy overview
    18. Direct solar energy conversion with photovoltaic devices
    19. Future concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion
    20. Concentrating and multijunction photovoltaics
    21. Concentrating solar thermal power
    22. Solar-thermoelectrics: direct solar thermal energy conversion
    23. Off-grid solar in the developing world
    24. Principles of photosynthesis
    25. Biofuels and biomaterials from microbes
    26. Biofuels from cellulosic biomass via aqueous processing
    27. Artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conversion
    28. Engineering natural photosynthesis
    29. Geothermal and ocean energy
    30. Wind energy
    Part IV. Transportation:
    31. Transportation: motor vehicles
    32. Transportation: aviation
    33. Transportation: shipping
    34. Transportation: fully autonomous vehicles
    Part V. Energy Efficiency:
    35. Lighting
    36. Energy efficient buildings
    37. Insulation science
    38. Industrial energy efficiency: a case study
    39. Green processing: catalysis
    40. Materials availability and recycling
    41. Life-cycle assessment
    Part VI. Energy Storage, High-Penetration Renewables and Grid Stabilization:
    42. Toward the smart grid: the US as a case study
    43. Consequences of high-penetration renewables
    44. Electrochemical energy storage: batteries and capacitors
    45. Mechanical energy storage: pumped hydro, CAES, flywheels
    46. Fuel cells
    47. Solar fuels
    48. Solar thermal routes to fuel
    49. Photoelectrochemistry and hybrid solar conversion
    Summary
    Appendix A. Thermodynamics
    Appendix B. Electrochemistry
    Appendix C. Units
    Index.

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    David S. Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
    David S. Ginley is a Research Fellow and Group Manager in the Process Technology Group, National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He received his BS in Mineral Engineering Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT. He is also Past President of the Materials Research Society (MRS). His principal areas of interest are in the application of organic/polymer materials, transition metal oxides and hybrid inorganic/organic semiconductor-based nanomaterials to energy conversion and energy efficiency in the areas of photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells and OLEDs. He has over 400 publications and 30 patents.

    David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    David Cahen is a Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and his Ph.D. in Materials Research and Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University. He then joined the Weizmann Institute in 1976, where he started work on solar cells. Today, his research focuses on alternative, especially solar, energy sources, aiming to understand electronic transport across (bio)molecules, exploring how molecules can control such transport and looking for novel science in such systems and for possible relevance to solar cells.

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    David S. Ginley, David Cahen, M. Marquis, P. Tans, V. S. Arunachalam, Anshu Bharadwaj, Franklin M. Orr, Jr, Sally M. Benson, Ajay K. Gupta, Charles A. S. Hall, Lester B. Lave, Frank R. Field, III, Richard Sassoon, Fridolin Krausmann, Russell R. Chianelli, Xiomara C. Kretschmer, Stephen A. Holditch, Bryan D. Morreale, Cynthia A. Powell, David R. Luebke, James W. Bunger, C. A. Koh, E. D. Sloan, A. K. Sum, D. T. Wu, C. R. Stanek, R. W. Grimes, C. Unal, S. A. Maloy, Sara C. Scott, Siegfried S. Hecker, Matthias Englert, Michael C. Miller, Rodney C. Ewing, William J. Weber, Nathaniel J. Fisch, J. Luc Peterson, Adam Cohen, Miguel A Contreras, Satyen Deb, Reuben Collins, Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Daniel J. Friedman, Abraham Kribus, Terry M. Tritt, Xinfeng Tang, Qingjie Zhang, Wenjie Xie, T. Tong, W. Akande, W. O. Soboyejo, Johannes Messinger, Dmitriy Shevela, Trent R. Northen, Jian Shi, Qing Qing, Taiying Zhang, Charles E. Wyman, Todd A. Lloyd, Boris Rybtchinski, Michael R. Wasielewski, Huub J. M. de Groot, Jiabin Han, J. William Carey, Bruce A. Robinson, Mike Robinson, Neil Kelley, Patrick Moriarty, Scott Schreck, David Simms, Alan Wright, J. Gibbs, A. A. Peseran, P. Sklad, L. D. Marlino, Robin G. Bennett, Linda A. Cadwell Stancin, William L. Carberry, Timothy F. Rahmes, Peter M. Thompson, Jeanne C. Yu, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, Mark W. Verbrugge, Dandan Zhu, Colin J. Humphreys, Ron Judkoff, Leon R. Glicksman, Ellann Cohen, Joe A. Almaguer, Ronny Neumann, Randolph Kirchain, Elisa Alonso, Corrie E. Clark, S. Massoud Amin, Anthony M. Giacomoni, Paul Denholm, M. Stanley Whittingham, Troy McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, Dax Kepshire, Shyam Kocha, Bryan Pivovar, Thomas Gennett, Christian Jooss, H. Tributsch, Michael Epstein, Stuart Licht, Jennifer A. Nekuda Malik

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